Underhill Rose, Gareth Asher Duo – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – May 26th, 2017

Underhill Rose, Gareth Asher Duo

Have some fun at the Evening Muse with

Underhill Rose

Gareth Asher Duo

Fri, May 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$10.00 - $12.00

Underhill Rose
Underhill Rose
“One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene.” –No Depression

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the boot-wearing trifecta from Asheville, North Carolina has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe. It’s full steam ahead for these female troubadours as they release their first live album in spring 2017 with a corresponding tour in the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill’s open-back Deering banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions and diverse southern backgrounds, the women of Underhill Rose create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired. See the trio on PBS Television, hear them on nationally-syndicated radio and at live performances across the US and Europe, and you will know how Underhill Rose has carved out a distinctive place in the Americana-folk scene.

The successful completion of two crowd-funding campaigns raised over $50,000 and freed the group to independently release two noteworthy and charting albums. Their sophomore release, Something Real, peaked at number 18 on the AMA Chart, was named an AMA Top 100 Album of the Year, and claimed a spot in the top 25 of the EuroAmericana Chart, Freeform Americana Radio, and The Alternate Root “Roots 66” charts. In 2015, the band’s tertiary album, The Great Tomorrow, released to wide acclaim, reached the Top 30 of the AMA Airplay Chart once again, and took hold at number 1 on The Roots Music Report’s Progressive Bluegrass Album Chart for over nine weeks. R2 Magazine notes, “The Great Tomorrow is simply top-class country music, seasoned beautifully and seamlessly with earworm hooks and bluesy edges, all delivered with instrumental panache and supremely confident singing.”

Molly Rose and Eleanor Underhill’s musical partnership is the result of a chance meeting at a makeshift performance of “Angel from Montgomery” between classes at Warren Wilson College. Their affinity for the music they make has kept them together for more than 10 years. Underhill Rose formed in 2009, and the addition of Salley Williamson two years later created the foundation for the internationally-recognized female trio known for blending aspects of Americana, R&B, country, and bluegrass into an authentic sound that is all their own—“Heartfelt Country Soul.” Armed with a fresh sound and an extraordinary ability to blend a multitude of musical genres, Underhill Rose is an acoustic trio that will touch your soul.
Gareth Asher Duo
Gareth Asher Duo
With the kind of voice that stops every passer-by on it's sheer power and resonance, Gareth Asher’s music has grabbed the attention of some pretty impressive names in the music industry both in and out of his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Born and raised in a small town of West GA, music found Gareth at an early age. "My family was very musical. My Father a songwriter/guitarist, my Mother a drummer. They were part of the hot local band, Touchstone, and they would play parties in barns and fields, build stages out of old trailers and plywood, and rock the local gatherings of hippies and music lovers. I have fond memories of watching my Mom breaking drum sticks, and my Dad singing the songs that I still sing today. Their love for music paved the way for me. They were... they are my main inspiration", says Asher.

As a singer-songwriter, Gareth also attributes many of his musical sensibilities to influential artists like Jackson Browne, Don Henley and Otis Redding. Some of his current influences are more contemporary - Toad the Wet Sprocket, Aqualung, and Amos Lee among them.

Gareth's newest (untitled) CD release is currently in production. And just before the sessions began in the fall of this year, Gareth's demos caught the attention of a fellow Georgian and iconic keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who spends his spare time helping out his pals The Rolling Stones and
Eric Clapton, playing piano and B-3 Organ on their tours. As Chuck was laying down keyboard tracks for the new Gareth CD he commented “Gareth Asher is an exceptional songwriter and truly unique vocalist.” The other band members to join in on the sessions were guitar wizard Jack Pearson (Allman Brothers Band), Pat McDonald (CDB) and Randy Smith (Larry Carlton).

More evidence that the universe is conspiring to bring good things to his journey, an Indie Film Director named Shayde Christian walked in on a Gareth set at the World Famous “Eddie's Attic” in Decatur, GA just outside Atlanta. Christian was so taken by the young Singer-Songwriter, he has scrapped ALL of the music for his up and coming feature film entitled “PAINTING IN THE RAIN” to insert 7 Gareth songs including
“Safe and Sound”, a haunting duet that will play over the credits – with a full ”Music By” credit going to Gareth for the seven songs he's contributing to the film.

As a touring artist, Asher has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Glen Philips, Darrell Scott, Emerson Hart, Angie Aparo, Steve Cropper to name a few. Watch for Gareth Asher & The Earthlings at a music venue near you real soon.

“When I'm onstage it's a real quiet place for me where I can zone out the whole world and just play and sing the song in my heart. Once that first chord is struck I'm in a magical place where everything is perfect” says Asher.

Holly Firfer of Atlanta media fame said “Gareth Asher has the most soulful voice I have ever heard. I imagine that this is what it was like for those who heard Ray Charles or John Lennon for the first time.”

It has been said that some things were just meant be. And once you witness Gareth Asher's level of conviction in his music and his performances, it's not hard to affirm that this is exactly where this man was destined to spend his days (and nights).

The Earthlings hail from where the stars shine brightly through tall trees, reaching into the unknown sky-- knowing no limits. A place where the wind blows the seeds of future life into new places; places to grow wild and grow strong-- places to learn what it is to be home.

And home is what they have found in each other. A family that learns together the way to express their passion and melancholy, strength and weakness, failure and success, through the love that they share and the music that helps them share it-- not only with each other but with everyone that they may meet on this great adventure. An adventure that we all experience together. This adventure on planet earth. We are lucky together... And together we are all Earthlings.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC